Bulbul Can Sing

(Assamese with Eng subtitles/2018/95 mins)  Rima Das

18-May-2019 | 11:00 AM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: In the atmospheric light of dusk and dawn, Rima Das portrays the lives of three friends on the threshold of adulthood. Poetic sensuality contrasts with authentic scenes of everyday life in their Indian village, where care-free youthfulness comes face to face with merciless reality. The story‘s protagonist is Bulbul, whose voice fails her when she has to sing in front of people. Fear of failure and self-doubt also plague the fragile Bonny, and Suman, who does not fulfill the traditional male image. The experience of first love puts the three teenagers under the pressure of high expectations and strict moral codes. The relationship between love and suffering demands a lot of strength. Bulbul the nightingale begins to sing.

Cast: Arnali Das, Manabendra Das, Pakija Begam, Bonita Thakuriya, Manoranjoan Das

Cinematography: Rima Das

Editing: Rima Das

Writer: Rima Das

Sound: Susmit Bob Nath

Producer: Rima Das

Director Bio: Rima Das is a self-taught screenwriter, producer and director who also takes on the roles of cinematographer and editor for her films. Born and raised in a small village in Assam in northeast India, she is now based in Mumbai and Assam. She is the Managing Director of Flying River Films which supports local, independent filmmaking in the region. Best known for making indigenous and realistic films with non-professional actors, her films have been striking a chord with people not just in India but across the globe.

Age Limit: U/A

Awards: Mumbai International Film Festival 2018, Golden Gateway: India Gold for Best Feature Film| Singapore International Film Festival 2018: Best Performance - Asian Feature Film|Berlin International Film Festival 2018 Special Mention Award| Toronto International Film Festival |Busan International Film Festival 2018 | Kerala International Film Festival 2018